Russia trolls 'spreading vaccine discord' - 2018-08-24

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F146.png Russia trolls 'spreading vaccine discord' August 24, 2018, BBC News

Social media bots and Russian trolls have been spreading disinformation about vaccines on Twitter to create social discord and distribute malware, US researchers say.

Troll accounts that had attempted to influence the US election had also been tweeting about vaccines, a study says.

Many posted both pro- and anti-vaccination messages to create "false equivalency", the study found.

It examined thousands of tweets sent between 2014 and 2017.

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